Thursday 23 August 2012

More fun with pink!!

Hi Bestest Blogging Buddies

I've had such a fabulous time this past couple of weeks with our new challenge blog - In The Pink... we had over 200 people join and had 150 entrants!!  It's certainly kept Sylvia and I busy (and me scratching my head and consulting my daughter a lot when it came to the techno bit..)... but we got there in the end!  I can 't thank you all enough for all your support and kind words about the new challenge... and has made the hard work very worthwhile!

Now, our new theme this week is 'Things With Wings'...  so I thought I'd have a go at something that's been in my head for a while...

I used Maja Designs Crea Diem papers (soooooooooooooo difficult to cut into rather than just stroke), and I even ripped the edge of one to create the distressed effect!  Then I frayed some seam binding to put under the ripped edge.  The flowers were created using the Sizzix 3D flowers die then rolled, and I cut them out of some hand-made paper that I'd done a while ago using Starburst Stains.  The flourishes are from Die-namics, and the butterflies are Martha Stewart punches.... and I've also added gems, buttons, some feathers (which were a lovely little gift from a fab friend) and of course Glamour Dust for sparkle!  I distressed all the edges of those gorgeous papers to give the finished 'shabby chic' touch! Hope you like..

Now my second card..
This one is a different style altogether.....  This time I've used a stamp that came free in a mag last month - it's from Sylvia Zet at Wee Stamps and I think is probably available from her website.  I coloured her with a mixture of copics and prismacolour pencils, then I used a nestie (don't know the name I'm afraid), to cut out the image and also the next size up for the mount.  I sponged the edge of the image before I took her out of the nestie.... this gives a nice white edge.  If you want to see how I did this, there is a YouTube video on my tutorials page.

I used gorgeous deep pink DP from Papermania Capsule collection matted onto the reverse (it's double sided!)... then I used a Memory Box corner flourish.  Of course, she just had to have some gems and some sparkle for her wings....  and she was done!

My week has gone well so far - I think we can now call the kitchen 'done' (apart from the redecoration after the leak that is), and I've also had the plumber visit to stop my new boiler making the noises it has been!  Hope it keeps on like this!

Take care all..... thanks again, and  ooh and a big welcome to my newest followers..
Happy Crafting and Hugs
Christine x


  1. Good morning Christine, wonderful cards since my last visit, my favourite is the pink tiled one :o)
    Jackie xx

  2. oh Hi,hun gosh,these are just gorgeous cards,I adore the second image coloured to perfection,and just love the layout,of the first card love how you have torn,the edge of the paper then added those lush,flowers,and butterflies,well done with the challenge hun so chuffed for you both,love hugs Cherylxxxxxx

  3. Stunning cards Christine. I love your flowers and layout and the image is coloured so beautifully


  4. Hi Christine these cards are so gorgeous . Your flowers are stunning and I love this beautifully coloured image .
    Glad to hear things have settled down with your kitchen and good luck with this fab challenge .
    Hugs Emma xx

  5. These are gorgeous Christine! The first one is so beautiful!

    I got your bits from the craft shop on Tuesday, will pop them in the post very soon!

    Pami x

  6. I'm not a fairy kind of girl but the butterfly and flower card - sooo pretty! Thank you for picking me as a perfect pinky for challenge 1 - I'm off to put my thinking cap on for chllenge two!

  7. These are both gorgeous and I know what you mean about using lovely papers. And tearing them too. Well I just don't know how you did that. I would be twitching at the very thought!
    Love your sweet fairy card too.

  8. Another post full of pink gorgeousness! Two beautiful makes Christine!

  9. nice blog and nice colors! i think you can design also something for Plastic card it would be good as well.

  10. They are both GORGEOUS Christine! I got to play - not sure if my card was pink enough but I hope so!

    Have a lovely weekend honey!

  11. Both beautiful - but I especially like the flowers one. Thank you for stopping by my blog & your lovely comments & sorry for not registering the rules! Jx

  12. Hi Christine,
    Two gorgeous cards, totally different but equally as beautiful:)

    Congrats on the huge success with your first ITP challenge!! That was an amazing response!
    I will do by best to join in this next challenge too!

    Big hugs
    Elaine xxx

  13. Hi hun - caught up with your blog now - you have made some stunning cards - loves these flowers on yr first card.
    Huge hugs

  14. Hi Christine

    Both cards are just stunning. You are definitely a brave lady cutting into the Maja papers and ripping them too!

    A big thank you for dropping by to see me and leaving me some lovely comments.

    I hope you have a great weekend.

    Take care


    Hazel xx

  15. They're both beautiful cards Christine! Love that sweet fairy and the first card is so pretty - I just can't bring myself to tear papers though! Hugs, Lisa x

  16. Wow Christine your sure having fun with your PINK creations,you have a good excuse to use pink the likkle fairy is defo a fav but your flowers & B/flys are stunning lovely work
    smiles tother Christine x

    ps. did you get the email with the pic of the paper pad you liked??

  17. Both of these cards are gorgeous Christine! Love all the pretty blooms on the first and you did an amazing job coloring that sweet image!

  18. Absolutely gorgeous cards Christine. I've missed all the posts about the new challenge! it's brilliant, I've just signed up and hope to enter soon :) Sarah xx

  19. Beautiful cards and I love the flowers on the first one so pretty
    Hugs louise xx

  20. Hi Christine,
    Sorry I have not been around lately - life has been very busy.
    I was amazed to be in the top 5 at 'In the Pink', thank you :).
    I love these two cards, your floweres on the first are amazing and I love the image on the second card, I have this one too but not used it yet.
    Suzie xx

  21. OH this is so beautiful Christine.
    Thank goodness the kitchen is o.k now.
    Chris x

  22. Both cards are awesome Christine. Absolutely gorgeous!

  23. Two pretty cards Christine , beautiful designs Hugs Elaine

  24. Hi Christine, 2 gorgeous cards! I love this sweet Wee image ... I also got this stamp in a magazine but haven't had a chance to use it yet.

    Lisa x

  25. More fabulous pinkness Christine!two beautiful cards, loving the flowers and lovely dp too.Glad you have your kitchen sorted now, we are having a wood burning fire put in soon ...I think...oh the mess that will cause!Will get my pink card in as soon as I have finished with DT cards too :) Viv xx

  26. These are both Gorgeous Christine, Loving the totally different look, Wonderful inspiration for us pink lovers.
    Hugs Mau xx


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